India should respect international law says Schulz
'Especially Convention on the Law of the Sea', Speaker tells EP24 February, 17:45
"I share Italy's concerns on the longueurs and delays in the case," Schulz told EMPs, launching "an appeal to India to fully and promptly respect international law, especially the (1982) Convention on the Law of the Sea".
Italy says the marines should be tried in Italy because the February 2012 incident took place in international waters. India said Monday it would not try Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre under a harsh anti-piracy, anti-terrorism law but the case would remain in the hands of anti-terrorism police.
The supreme court adjourned proceedings for two weeks, the latest in a string of delays which have irked Italy.
The EU and NATO have said the case could have implications on the global fight against piracy.